Raising Children

Raising Children: A Dad’s Perspective

Raising children has to be the absolute best experience of my life. I have had the joy of raising two beautiful daughters and at the time of me writing this article, one is 17 and the other is 14. I can’t say it has been easy, but I can say it has been worth it although I still feel like we such a long way to go lol.

By the way I hope you like this image with this post, it is of me and my youngest daughter when she was 6 years old.

Raising children or in our case our two daughters has taken us through some pretty amazing highs and lows. When your child is unwell, it breaks your heart, especially when there is nothing you can do about it. Our lowest time was when our first daughter was 8 months old. We woke up in the morning after one of those nights, you know the nights I mean, they didn’t sleep all night. When the sun rose, we took her to the doctor. It is always a weird feeling as a young parent taking your child to the doctor, or maybe it is just me, but I would always feel as though they would look at us as if we were over reacting.. But not this time. As soon as the doctor saw our daughter he told us to rush to the hospital immediately, there was a serious problem with her lungs, I won’t go on with the story except to say that she was seriously ill and praise God in the end everything worked out. She did require emergency care and medical intervention to bring her back to us, but she is with us today and an amazing young lady with a strong will lol.

Our other daughter, Praise God has not had any serious illnesses etc, they are both a delight and our dinner times are always full of many stories from school and friends and our adventures together.

I guess I want to tell you that raising children can be the highest or the highs and the lowest of the lows, but you will do ok. The main thing I have found with raising children is to make sure that there is lots of fun and adventure. Make sure that you work together as a family and talk. Allow them to feel loved and experience affecting (the right kind of affection). Our  children are God’s greatest gift to us, besides His Son and we have a responsibility to them to give them the best we can.

Last night is a great example, my daughter forgot to put the chooks (chickens) away, and it was dark, so instead of sending her down to the back of the property at night (it is quite scary) we took the opportunity to go down together. We took my phone because it has a torch in it, but my youngest daughter quickly took my phone because the moon was shining through the trees. She wanted to show me how good a photo she could take with a phone. She then went on to tell me that she would like to be a photographer when she gets older. Raising Children is just so wonderful, hearing about their dreams and sharing experiences makes it all worthwhile.

I guess we will talk about my perspectives around boundaries and boys etc etc etc. in the future. But for today, I am just in one of those really nice moods as I think about how wonderful and beautiful and how blessed I am  to have my girls in my life.

They take after their mother, very pretty and very loved.

To the Dads out there, a word to you for a moment, raising children will take a lot from you but it will give you more than you will ever know, so give them everything you can. Don’t allow yourself to be caught up in work or tasks, get caught up in raising your kids and your life will be even more fulfilled. Instead of life being full of the junk we don’t need, it will be full of joy and love.

Too many of us dads that are raising children who miss the joys that come along with it (yes we need to make sure there is enough money coming in and that every is safe and all of the other things that go along with being a dad) what I have found in raising children is that what matters most is the time we spend with our kids speaking the love language that they want to hear.

We will talk about the 5 love languages later, because it has helped me know and understand my entire family so much more.

So for now I will sign out and I hope and pray that you take raising children serious enough to put them first (after your partner).

 

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Kasey Hannan photo

Wife to an hunk of a man, mother of two incredible daughters and nuclear physicist (Not really but sometimes I feel like I should know everything)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raising Healthy Kids Today by Kasey Hannan

Skype: kaseyhannan

Email: kasey@raisinghealthykidstoday.com
“Let’s Raise Great Kids Today So They Look After Us When We Are Old, Yes There Is A Method To My Madness 😉 ”

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